So I’ve done a bunch of looking around for what, I hope, to be a good answer to this and basically what I’ve heard is that “If you have it, it’s good… if you don’t, it’s bad.” - Super helpful that.
My 89 F150, upon first start is showing about 40-50 psi on the after market gauge that was installed in the truck. After the truck get’s up to running temp, it drops waaaay down to 10 or less.
What would be considered optimal oil pressure and what’s the best way to go about getting the vehicle up to that? I know that’s a tricky question… I’ve been trying to find some better information for a while and it’s been kinda hit and miss. I believe there may be a leak in there somewhere, I do get some drips from time to time… not always… but it’s not a huge leak so I’m not assuming there’s a big hole in anything. Plus I don’t seem to have to replace oil at any regular interval.
My commute has gone from about 2 minutes to 20 minutes recently and I’d kinda like to make sure I’m not putting any extra strain on this near 30 year old engine. I’m going to be getting something else as my commuter vehicle in a few months but it’s still not a bad truck and if I can keep it around I will.
Anyway… that’s enough out of me. Thoughts? And thanks in advance.